Google Reader: Import OPML Files

   Posted October 8, 2005 by David Kirk in Google

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The new RSS Reader from Google will allow you to import your subscriptions from other services. This tutorial contains directions for importing those feeds into the Google service.

Before you begin this process, you must export your subscriptions into an OPML file. Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML) is the typical format that RSS aggregators employ to import and export a subscription list.

To import your OPML file into Google, use the following steps:

    1. Login to Google Reader
    2. Click Your Subscription.
    3. Click the More Actions dropdown.
    4. Select Import.
    5. Browse for your OPML file.
    6. Click Open.
    7. Click Upload.
    8. You will see the following displayed until the process is complete:
    Your subscriptions are being imported...

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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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